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Brazilian Dream Pop Artist SILVA Travels To Angola For His 'Volta' Music Video

Watch Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and songwriter SILVA's Angola-shot music video for "Volta," a song off his 'Ocean View' LP.


Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and songwriter SILVA takes a serene trip to Angola in the music video for "Volta," the latest single off his sophomore LP Ocean View. Directed by Angelo Silva and William Sossai, the video shows the musician riding around sunny roads and smiling during festive nights as electronic spurts, percussive ticks, and airy effects play in the background. SILVA's gentle voice glides over shots of adults and children breaking out several dance moves, creating a warm portrait of Luanda at night. SILVA, who's shared the stage with the likes of The xx and Lana Del Rey, makes what's been called 'Brazilian dream pop.' He wrote to Okayafrica via e-mail about creating his "Volta" music video in Angola:

"The experience was amazing. I had just returned from the Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo, spent a few days in Brazil and soon embarked to Luanda. William Sossai and I (director of the music video) were so excited about what we found there.  We were shooting everyday, so there was no time for meals. I was fascinated by what I found there — the music, the dance, the way [the people in Luanda] dress and live, it's all fascinating."

Watch the music video for SILVA's "Volta" below. SILVA's OceanView album is available now on iTunes.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

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